In the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, viewers will see a new look for the Klingons.
TrekMovie was in attendance at STLV to hear Glenn Hetrick describe the forthcoming changes.
“As we move into Season Two, it has been while since we have been with our characters,” Hetrick said. “It has been a while since we have seen our Klingon friends. So, everything keeps evolving. The story has evolved. And I can guarantee you this; you are going to be blown away that they have a completely new look, yet again, going into Season Two.
“If you really think about season one, and the Klingon story line, we had this incredibly ritualistic season with them. It was really about unification, and igniting the beacon, the Light of Kahless, and bringing him back…so we integrated that very much and thought a lot about that.”
In the first season, it was about the hair when it came to the Klingons. “There is this whole thing with hair and ritual and unification that was very much in the forefront of our mind when we [were] designing,” said Hetrick.
Hetrick added that there may be genetic differences between some of the Klingon Houses. A first season Klingon from House Antaak had a “cranial ridge extension that goes down on to his chin,” he said. “Only that house has that genetic signature. Their chins have ridges too.”
So what should we expect in Season Two? “You are going to see much different designs,” said Hetrick. “You are going to see different houses you haven’t seen before. One of the most important things to us was that at this point in canon, as we head towards the current version of unification; the houses really each grow up on different planets. It is an Empire, it is not just Qo’noS… We have seen six of the great houses in close-up in Season One.”
Some of the first season looks can be seen on Hetrick’s AlchemyFX site, located here.
Note that the photos of the Klingons accompanying this article are from the first season.